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University of South Carolina-Beaufort

University of South Carolina-Beaufort




The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), brings the University of South Carolina's statewide mission of teaching, research, and public service to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. USCB offers baccalaureate degrees that respond to regional needs, draw upon regional strengths, and prepare graduates to contribute successfully to communities locally and around the globe. The curriculum is designed to promote acquisition of knowledge and the intellectual dispositions and skills that encourage depth of understanding, tolerance of others, and individual accountability. 

USCB is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, baccalaureate and masters degrees. The college became a two-year regional campus of the University of South Carolina system in 1959 and a full four-year comprehensive university in 2004. In 2018, the university launched Beaufort College Honors with cohorts in Nursing, Biology, and Lowcountry Studies and expanded the Honors program with a Business cohort in 2020. USCB launched its first graduate program in 2019: the M.S. in Computational Science and began offering a second graduate program, the M.Ed. in Literacy, in 2020.

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  • Bluffton, SC

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University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bachelor’s & certification

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

  • 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

USCB offers certification in the following areas: early childhood education, elementary education, secondary English and secondary mathematics. The Department of Education (DoE) prepares you to be learner-ready on day one of your professional teaching careers. The primary goal of the DoE is to create a legacy of engaged citizen-educators, well-equipped to respond adaptively to a broad range of student needs and primed to serve as advocates for children and young people. They achieve this goal with a focus on the acquisition of deep content knowledge, strong pedagogical skills, and professional teacher dispositions.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Jul. 01, 2024

  • Dec. 01, 2024

  • May 01, 2025


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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $10,344

    In State Tuition

  • $21,390

    Out of State Tuition

  • $40

    Application Fee

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Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3)
Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)
English (Grades 9-12)
Mathematics (Grades 9-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview


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  • Two or more races








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